Uganda | Highlights of Uganda

9 days | 8 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 3299

Amazing Experience

Explore the bustling city of Entebbe and go gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park.

This Uganda Highlights itinerary offers a chance to see the key highlights of Uganda for 9 days. Even though much more time can be spent exploring this amazing country, this suggested itinerary will ensure you visit Uganda's best destinations with ample time to experience them.

After spending your first night in Entebbe, you’ll fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat safaris.

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers 
1 nights in Hotel No 5  or similar
2 nights in Chameleon Hill Lodge or similar
1 nights in Primate Lodge Tents  or similar
2 nights in Kabalega Wilderness Lodge or similar 
2 nights in Katara Lodge or similar 
22 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
All park entrances fees
Transport in 1 4x4 vehicle
English Speaking tour guide on tours
1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari
1 Gorilla permit per person as specified in the itinerary. Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited. Any gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking. There is a minimum age limit for gorilla tracking which is strictly 15 years. Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning

Services NOT included

Any optional excursions
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Anything that is not specified as included

Personal expenses
 All International Flights + Taxes 

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL- Entebbe

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Entebbe 

DAY 2 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Your guide will pick you up at 6:30 am and head to the airport for your morning flight out to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will land at Kisoro airstrip  and will be transferred for about 2 hrs to Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar), your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights. This rainforest is located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

|Overnight in Bwindi National Park 

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 3 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Breakfast at your hotel. After an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.

|Overnight in Bwindi National Park 

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 4 | Queen Elizabeth National park

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we head to Queen Elizabeth National Park (about 4-5 hrs drive).The drive takes us past Volcanic crater lakes, with breathtaking game and some of the best bird watching in East Africa (about 500 different bird species).Late afternoon we take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, 32 kms long. This water system has the highest concentration of hippos in the world and we will get quite close to them. See also crocodile, buffalo and other game that drink from the channel, also marvel at the abundant ornitholife that is supported here.

|Overnight in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning game drives in the park as well as evening game drives.

| Overnight in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 6 | Queen Elizabeth National Park-Kibale NP

Breakfast at your hotel.  After we drive for about 2 hours to Kibale Forest Park. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is their location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursions. This afternoon we will go chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. After our briefing, we embark on the chimp tracking which takes about 2-3 hours depending on where the chimps are. On the trek you can see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with red tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’ flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable.

|Overnight in Kibale Forest National Forest 

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 7 | Kibale Forest National Park –Murchison Falls Park

After breakfast, we will head to Murchison Falls National Park (about 6-7 hrs drive).

|Overnight in Murchison Falls National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 | Murchison Falls National Park

Game drives in the park in the morning. After lunch, you will take a boat trip on the Nile. The evening will continue with game drives in the park.

|Overnight in Murchison Falls National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9| DEPART – Entebbe

After breakfast, head back to Entebbe for about 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to freshen up in dayrooms reserved for your convenience then you will be transferred to the Airport in time to check-in for your onward flight connections.

|  Breakfast

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